Possession: (N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a)
Possession of 50 grams or less of marijuana is considered a disorderly persons offense (misdemeanor) in New Jersey. If convicted, there is a jail term of up to 6 months, a fine of up to $1,000.00, a DEDR Penalty of $500.00 and a Drivers License Suspension of between 6 months and 2 years.
Possession of more than 50 grams of marijuana is a 4th degree crime (felony) and carries a jail term of up to 18 months, a fine of up to $25,000.00, a $750.00 DEDR Penalty, and a Drivers License Suspension of between 6 months and 2 years.
If convicted of possession of marijuana within 1000 feet of a school there is an additional sentence of at least 100 hours of community service.